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Economics of Education Review

August 2013 Volume 35, Number 1

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Number of articles: 11

  1. The willingness to pay to reduce school bullying

    Mattias Persson & Mikael Svensson

    The number of programs used to reduce bullying in schools is increasing, but often with a lack of understanding of the effectiveness and monetary benefits. This paper uses a discrete choice... More

    pp. 1-11

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  2. Render unto primary the things which are primary's: Inherited and fresh learning divides in Italian lower secondary education

    Gianfranco De Simone

    We employ a pseudo-panel approach to link the achievements of the same cohort of Italian students over two waves of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. As we investigate the ... More

    pp. 12-23

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  3. The relationship between schooling and migration: Evidence from compulsory schooling laws

    Peter McHenry

    I estimate the effect of schooling on the propensity to migrate by exploiting variation in schooling due to compulsory schooling laws (CSLs) in the United States. I obtain negative estimates of... More

    pp. 24-40

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  4. Reward or punishment? Class size and teacher quality

    Nathan Barrett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States; Eugenia F. Toma, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration, United States

    The high stakes testing and school accountability components of our K-12 education system create an incentive for principals to behave strategically to maximize school performance. One possible... More

    pp. 41-52

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  5. The impact of vouchers on preschool attendance and elementary school readiness: A randomized controlled trial in rural China

    Ho Lun Wong, Department of Economics, Lingnan University; Renfu Luo & Linxiu Zhang, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Scott Rozelle, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, United States

    Although preschool has been shown to improve children's school readiness in many developing countries, preschool attendance in poor rural areas of China is still low. The high cost of preschool is ... More

    pp. 53-65

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  6. The minimum dropout age and student victimization

    D. Mark Anderson, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, United States; Benjamin Hansen, Department of Economics, United States; Mary Beth Walker, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, United States

    Over the years, the minimum dropout age has been raised to 18 in 21 states. Although these policy changes are promoted for their educational benefits, they have been shown to reduce crimes... More

    pp. 66-74

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  7. Higher education in Turkey: Subsidizing the rich or the poor?

    Asena Caner, Department of Economics, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey; Cagla Okten, Department of Economics, Bilkent University, Turkey

    We investigate how the benefits of publicly financed higher education in Turkey are distributed among students with different socioeconomic backgrounds. We use a dataset from a nationally... More

    pp. 75-92

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  8. State teacher union strength and student achievement

    Johnathan Lott, University of Chicago Law School, United States; Lawrence W. Kenny, University of Florida, Dept. of Economics, United States

    A new and very small literature has provided evidence that students have lower test scores in larger school districts and in districts in which the district's teachers union has negotiated a... More

    pp. 93-103

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  9. Gender, single-sex schooling and maths achievement

    Aedín Doris, Donal O’Neill & Olive Sweetman, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Rhetoric House, Ireland

    This paper uses a distinctive feature of the Irish education system to examine the impact of single-sex education on the gender difference in mathematical achievement at the top of the distribution... More

    pp. 104-119

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  10. The public–private test score gap in Brazil

    Pedro Rodrigues de Oliveira, UFGD, Brazil; Walter Belluzzo & Elaine Toldo Pazello, Department of Economics, University of São Paulo, Brazil

    This paper presents a counterfactual decomposition of the public–private gap on test scores obtained by 8th graders in Brazil. Quantile regression methods are used to obtain a characterization of... More

    pp. 120-133

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  11. Does more schooling improve health outcomes and health related behaviors? Evidence from U.K. twins

    Vikesh Amin, Department of Economics, Central Michigan University, United States; Jere R. Behrman, University of Pennsylvania, United States; Tim D. Spector, King's College London, United Kingdom

    Several recent studies using instrumental variables based on changes in compulsory school-leaving age laws have estimated the causal effect of schooling on health outcomes and health-related... More

    pp. 134-148

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